Celebrate the launch of Danez Smith's new book, "Don't Call Us Dead" (Graywolf Press), on Tuesday, September 5th at 7:00 PM at the Black Dog Café in St. Paul! It will also be the release party for "Softer," a new poetry collection by the inaugural St. Paul Youth Poet Laureate, Donte Collins. The event will be hosted by Tish Jones and Keno Evol, and will feature Sarah Ogutu and Hieu Minh Nguyen. Sponsored by TruArtSpeaks.
Smith, winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, also served as the official St. Paul Youth Poet Laureate mentor, working with Collins to shape and edit their collection.
Book Release Celebration, Reading & Signing:
•Donte Collins: Softer (TruArtSpeaks/Arcata Press; $10)
•Danez Smith: Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press; $16)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at The Black Dog Café in Saint Paul; 7pm. Free. Limited Seating.
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